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The Magic of Moss and What It Teaches Us About the Art of Attentiveness to Life at All Scales

“Attention without feeling,” Mary Oliver observed in her magnificent memoir of love and loss, “is only a report.” In Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses (public library) — an extraordinary celebration of smallness and the grandeur of life, as humble yet surprisingly magical as its subject — botanist Robin Wall Kimmererextends an uncommon and infectious invitation to drink in the vibrancy of life at all scales and attend to our world with befitting vibrancy of feeling.

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[image: 5,500-year-old Antarctic moss. Photograph by Rachel Sussman from ‘The Oldest Living Things in the World.’]

 

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